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UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 10:21 p.m.

Super Bowl: Patriots vs. Rams in a meeting of Past vs. Future

It all began in 2002, back when the Rams were in St. Louis and the Patriots were a plucky underdog standing in the way of a potential dynasty. So much …


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UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 10:50 p.m.

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UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 10:51 p.m.

Three former Eastern Washington stars headed to the Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams

Former EWU linebacker Samson Ebukam had three tackles and a forced fumble, helping the Rams clip the New Orleans Saints 26-23 in overtime Saturday in the NFC championship game at …


Derrick Rose lifts Timberwolves past Suns, 116-114

Derrick Rose hit an 18-footer with 0.9 seconds left to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 116-114 victory over the Phoenix Suns.


Svitolina beats Keys to reach Australian Open quarterfinals

The sixth-seeded Svitolina fended off five break points in game that went to deuce 11 times, contained 28 points, and was pivotal in a momentum-swinging 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 win that …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 10:24 p.m.

New England Patriots headed to their third straight Super Bowl

The New England Patriots are headed to their third straight Super Bowl, once more thanks to Tom Brady. The five-time NFL champion guided the Patriots 75 yards after winning the …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 10:51 p.m.

Payton: Obvious missed call cost Saints a Super Bowl berth

Saints coach Sean Payton says NFL executives expressed disbelief and regret that no defensive penalty was called on an incomplete pass that denied the Saints a chance to run the …


Adam Long wins Desert Classic, beating Mickelson, Hadwin

Adam Long made a 14-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win the Desert Classic for his first PGA Tour title.


Men’s Top 25 capsules: Boston College beats No. 11 Florida State 87-82

Ky Bowman scored 37 points and Jordan Chatman gave Boston College the lead for good by hitting three straight 3-pointers during a 21-4 run to start the second half, and …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Washington Huskies land five-star basketball recruit

Isaiah Stewart, the Huskies’ top 2019 recruiting target, is going to play at Washington next season.


Women’s Top 25 capsules: No. 1 Notre Dame handles Boston College 92-63

Arike Ogunbowale scored 24 points and No. 1 Notre Dame beat Boston College 92-63 on Sunday in South Bend, Indiana, for its 11th straight win.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Josh Perkins demonstrates his toughness again in win over Pilots

Senior point guard Josh Perkins could end his Gonzaga career as the program’s all-time assists leader, but he doesn’t dish much on his health. In the second half of Saturday’s …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 6:24 p.m.

Fussin’ and feudin’: Cards, Cubs stoke rivalry, trade barbs

ST. LOUIS – To St. Louis pitcher John Brebbia, this fussin’ and feudin’ between the Cardinals and Chicago Cubs is a perfect winter warmup. “Honestly, people were kind of forgetting …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 10:50 p.m.

Lindsey Vonn may be in too much pain to keep competing

What was evident all weekend for Lindsey Vonn became clear to everyone else on Sunday. The American skier’s surgically repaired knees simply don’t let her apply the power she requires …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 5:49 p.m.

WSU’s loss is Tara VanDerveer’s 900th win at Stanford in 33 seasons

Sure, Stanford celebrated Alanna Smith’s brilliance on the court Sunday in an 85-64 victory by the sixth-ranked Cardinal against Washington State that helped Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer reach …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 6:32 p.m.

Milwaukee Bucks to retire Marques Johnson’s No. 8

The Milwaukee Bucks are retiring four-time All-Star Marques Johnson’s No. 8 jersey.


Devante Smith-Pelly starts in return to Chicago after loast season’s racist taunts

Devante Smith-Pelly got the start Sunday in his first game in Chicago since the black forward heard chants of “basketball, basketball, basketball” while he was sitting in the penalty box …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

Greg Zuerlein’s 57-yard field goal sends Los Angeles Rams to Super Bowl LIII

Greg Zuerlein kicked a 57-yard field goal in overtime to send the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl with a 26-23 victory over the New Orleans Saints in the …


Snowmobilers, backcountry skiers lobby U.S. Forest Service to adopt shared-use plan for the Lookout Pass backcountry area

In a jam-packed room lined with lockers and the musky smell of oft-wet clothing, a circle of 25 covered familiar ground.


Mark Rypien rolls with veteran quarterbacks in NFL conference championship games

Mark Rypien is pulling for the veteran quarterbacks, Tom Brady and Drew Brees, to somehow continue to forestall the forces of aging and physical attrition. He understands the ultimate futility …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 11:48 p.m.

Henry Cejudo defends 125-pound belt with record win over T.J. Dillashaw

Henry Cejudo did his part to defend the UFC 125-pound title and perhaps the fate of the flyweight division with a punishing first-round win over bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw. Cejudo …


Manny Pacquiao dominates in retaining welterweight title against Adrien Broner

Manny Pacquiao showed Saturday night in Las Vegas that he’s still got plenty of fight for a fighter on the wrong side of 40. Whether Pacquiao’s dominating win over Adrien …


Tri-City moves within four points of Spokane with shootout win

Halfway through their 12-game season series, the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans logged perhaps the best entry so far on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 11:31 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga works offensive glass to roll past Portland, 89-66

The Zags didn’t have their A game on offense or defense, but they rated high in resourcefulness in a business-like 89-66 victory against Portland viewed by a full house of …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

Montana pulls away late to hand Idaho its third straight loss

For the final 5 minutes of their 69-51 win over Idaho on Saturday night, the Montana Grizzlies played like the much more talented and experienced team that they are.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

NHL capsules: Ducks beat Devils 3-2 for 2nd straight win after record skid

John Gibson made 29 saves and Troy Terry scored his first NHL goal and set up another, helping the sending the new-look Anaheim Ducks beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 10:27 p.m.

NBA capsules: James Harden, Eric Gordon help Rockets rally past Lakers in OT

James Harden scored 48 points, Eric Gordon added 30 and the Houston Rockets overcame a 21-point deficit to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 138-134 in overtime Saturday night.


Phil Mickelson maintains 2-shot lead in Desert Classic

Phil Mickelson made three long birdie putts on the back nine Saturday in a bogey-free 6-under 66 on the Stadium Course at PGA West to take a two-stroke lead into …


Women’s Top 25 capsules: Napheesa Collier scores 30, No. 2 UConn eases past Temple

Napheesa Collier had a season-high 30 points and 12 rebounds and Crystal Dangerfield set a career high with 26 points to lead No. 2 UConn to an 88-67 victory over …